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Encyclopedia > Bohus Fortress

Bohus Fortress, or Bohus Fästning, is a fortress from the 14th century at Kungälv in Sweden. Construction began under king Håkon V of Norway in 1308, who named it "Bagahus", later shortened to "Båhus". Strategically located where Göta älv divides to surround the island of Hisingen, it was for a long time the central installation for defense of southern Norway against Sweden. The fortress passed from Norway to Sweden by the Treaty of Roskilde in 1658 together with the province of Bahusia, Båhuslen or Bohuslän, which literally means the "Fief of Bohus". Fortifications (Latin fortis, strong, and facere, to make) are military constructions designed for defensive warfare. ... (13th century - 14th century - 15th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 14th century was that century which lasted from 1301 to 1400. ... Kungälv is a Municipality in Västra Götaland County, in western Sweden. ... Haakon V Magnusson was king of Norway from 1299 until 1319. ... Events Henry VII is elected as king of the Holy Roman Empire. ... Waterfalls in Trollhättan/Göta älv Göta älv is a river that drains lake Vänern into Kattegat, and the North Sea, at the city of Gothenburg on the western coast of Sweden. ... Hisingen is the fourth largest island of Sweden, at 199 km². Formed by Göta älv in the south and the east, Nordre älv in the north and Kattegat in the west. ... The Treaty of Roskilde was signed on February 26, 1658 in the Danish city Roskilde, whereby the king of Denmark-Norway sacrificed nearly half his territory to save the rest. ... Events January 13 - Edward Sexby, who has plotted against Oliver Cromwell, dies in Tower of London February 6 - Swedish troops of Charles X Gustav of Sweden cross from Sweden to Denmark over frozen sea May 1 - Publication of Hydriotaphia, Urn Burial and The Garden of Cyrus by Thomas Browne September... Bahusia, or Bohuslän, is a historical Sweden. ...


After Denmark-Norway had lost Bohus a new fortress, Fredriksten, was constructed in Fredrikshald on the new border against Sweden. Bohus had served its role as a border fortress but after being captured by Sweden, it lost its strategic value to the Älvsborg Fortress at Gothenburg and the new fortress Carlsten that was being erected at Marstrand. The Kingdom of Denmark-Norway, consisting of Denmark and Norway, including Norways possessions Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands, is a term used for the two united kingdoms after their amalgamation as one state in 1536. ... Fredriksten is a fortress in the city of Halden in Norway. ... Halden, formerly Fredrikshald, is a town and municipality in the county of Østfold, Norway. ... Gothenburg (Swedish: Göteborg [jøːtəbɔrj]) is a city and a municipality on the western coast of Sweden, in the County of Västra Götaland. ... Carlsten is a stone fortress located at Sweden. ... Marstrand is a seaside town in the municipality of Kungälv, Sweden. ...


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